Mindy Gonzalez

Hello. My name is Mindy. I'm 31 years old and a student at WSU Lake campus! I have two daughters and a husband of 11 years. I can't wait to get my degree and start teaching!

Recent Posts by Mindy

Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:41 PM in Kindergarten activities
Last year, my kindergarten students became meteorologists. We made binoculars out of duct tape and toilet paper rolls, we read the cloud book by Eric Carle, we created an anchor chart together by stretching cotton balls and gluing them to a poster. We labeled the type of cloud it was and what type of weather may come with it. We went outside and investigated the cloud types through our "binocular...

Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:24 PM in Does Anyone Have a Good Science Icebreaker Ideas?
A professor that taught educational science to me did a first day activity that I not only enjoyed myself, but plan to use in my classroom. We were given a piece of blank paper and crayons/colored pencils as we entered the classroom on the first day. We were given 10-15 minutes and told to draw a picture of a scientists. This was humorous at times since most of us are NOT artists, and many of us ...

Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:47 PM in Getting Students Interested
I think the key to engaging students in a science classroom is to let them experience what they are being taught. As a teacher, it is important to give students many reasons as to why science is interesting, important, and worth their time to learn and understand. With that being said, give real life examples and situations that pertain to the particular topic they are learning. Engage the student...

Recent Reviews by Mindy

Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:39 PM
I enjoyed your article for many reasons. As a whole, NGSS gives me an overwhelming first impression. It is reassuring to know that once you pick it apart in different levels, it becomes very interesting. I also am pleased to hear about the various tools and support available to help familiarize with NGSS. Thank you!

Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:29 PM
5 Engage!
Really enjoyed reading this piece of information. I also believe hat engaging the students are a crucial key to ensure success and continued growth.